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post #31 of 40
Don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet, but T.M. Lewin's fully-fitted shirts all feature non-iron fabrics. They don't mention it on their website (I think?), but I'm pretty sure they do. Unfortunate, since non-iron = itchy and scratchy. The fully-fitted shirts also have shorter collar points than the slim fit shirts, again, with no mention of that fact on their website.

I do love T.M. Lewin's standard twill shirts, however. If only the collar points were half an inch longer ...
post #32 of 40

Thinking I want to jump on that shirt & tie for $50 deal from Charles Tyrwhitt, but need a little sizing help.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how CT shirts fit size wise in comparison to JAB or BB?  For example, I measure at a 16.5 but find I need a 17 in JAB, but BB the 16.5 is right on.  Also measure a 34 sleeve, and the JAB 34 is juuust long enough.  Wondering if a 34.5 in CT would be better?  Lastly, how does the CT extra slim compare to the BB extra slim or JAB slim fit?  Those both fit me well even though I am not the trimmest I have ever been due to my relatively large neck size.

post #33 of 40
My local Marshalls got in a bunch of PRL custom fit white shirts two weeks ago. They're selling for $35.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

Thinking I want to jump on that shirt & tie for $50 deal from Charles Tyrwhitt, but need a little sizing help.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how CT shirts fit size wise in comparison to JAB or BB?  For example, I measure at a 16.5 but find I need a 17 in JAB, but BB the 16.5 is right on.  Also measure a 34 sleeve, and the JAB 34 is juuust long enough.  Wondering if a 34.5 in CT would be better?  Lastly, how does the CT extra slim compare to the BB extra slim or JAB slim fit?  Those both fit me well even though I am not the trimmest I have ever been due to my relatively large neck size.

I have owned both. Here's how my experience with sizing compares:

JAB Tailored Fit 16-34 roughly is equal in size to CT Slim Fit 16.5 35.

Basically the JAB tailored fit runs a bit big in the body but sleeves are true to length. CT shirts are a little slimmer in the body but the sleeves tend to run a little short. The CT shirts, though, are generally cut with better proportions and will overall look much better.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

Don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet, but T.M. Lewin's fully-fitted shirts all feature non-iron fabrics. They don't mention it on their website (I think?), but I'm pretty sure they do. Unfortunate, since non-iron = itchy and scratchy. The fully-fitted shirts also have shorter collar points than the slim fit shirts, again, with no mention of that fact on their website.

I do love T.M. Lewin's standard twill shirts, however. If only the collar points were half an inch longer ...

I'm not sure why you think that. I've just been on the TM Lewin site and there are lots of fully fitted shirts which are not non-iron. Two examples are

http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-White-Poplin-Shirt/40439,en_US,pd.html?start=1&cgid=Mens-Fully-Fitted-Shirts

and

http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-Blue-Poplin-Shirt/40440,en_US,pd.html?start=8&cgid=Mens-Fully-Fitted-Shirts
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by Midnight View Post

I'm not sure why you think that. I've just been on the TM Lewin site and there are lots of fully fitted shirts which are not non-iron. Two examples are

http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-White-Poplin-Shirt/40439,en_US,pd.html?start=1&cgid=Mens-Fully-Fitted-Shirts

and

http://www.tmlewin.com/Fully-Fitted-Blue-Poplin-Shirt/40440,en_US,pd.html?start=8&cgid=Mens-Fully-Fitted-Shirts

As I wrote, they don't make mention of it on the website. If you review the current roster of fully-fitted shirts, however, you'll notice that not a single one of them is labeled "non-iron," whereas the "slim fit" category is teeming with shirts labeled as such. A bit peculiar, don't you think?

To compound my argument, I might add that I've owned both "slim fit" and "fully-fitted" twill shirts from T.M. Lewin, and it felt like the "fully-fitted" shirting had a different, somewhat "plastic" hand. It was even more noticeable when wearing the two shirts (my skin apparently reacts badly to chemicals).
post #37 of 40
I would try the Modern Tailor first timer shirt. With shipping it should come to $30.
post #38 of 40

Anyone tried their closing stock sale for $19.99? how is the fabric quality?

post #39 of 40

How do you guys keep your cuffs and collars clean on all of these white shirts? I just bought a bottle of Oxyclean and a scrub brush...

 

edit: Wow, I tried the oxyclean and brush on a white shirt and it came out really really well, I was surprised, the shirt looks like new all of a sudden. That may not be the best approach on a $300 shirt as I can't imagine that the brush is doing the fabric any favors but for extending the life of a $50 shirt I admit that I was pretty happy with the results.


Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 9/14/13 at 5:36pm
post #40 of 40

http://www.styleforum.net/t/35147/the-definitive-guide-to-slim-fit-shirts/2340

 

I went through the above thread. Which ones did you conclusively like for Sub 50/40$ Slim Cuts? 

 

 

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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

On the lower end of the price spectrum, Chaps, yes Chaps, makes a slim non-iron dress shirt. Solid workhorse shirt, can get them for $25-$35.00. Fit is just a hair slimmer than Brooks Brothers Extra Slim or Very Slim or whatever they call it. Pick em up occasionally at Kohl's or JC Penney.

 

 

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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post
 

Charles Tyrwhitt $39.50 + free tie: www.ctshirts.com/JOHN

 

 

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If you're willing to order before the end of March, Natty Shirts has all their fabrics for made-to-measure, made-to-order shirts priced at $25.00.  You could probably get exactly the fit you want in exactly the colour and pattern you want.  I haven't ordered yet but am definitely considering it.

 

 

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